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William Mathew Prior, Portrait of Mature and Agreeable Lady
Attributed to W.M. Prior (1806 to 1873)
Mid 19th Century
Oil on paperboard, original condition, possibly original frame - SOLD


William Mathew Prior, Portrait of Mature and Agreeable Lady
Attributed to W.M. Prior (1806 to 1873)
Mid 19th Century, scale view

(Frame: 16 by 20"; view: 9.5 by 13.5")

648-3 - SOLD




Prior-Hamblin School
Folk Art Portrait, Young Lady
Attributed, George Hartwell (1815-1901) - SOLD


Prior-Hamblin School Folk Art Portrait, Young Lady
Attributed, George Hartwell (1815-1901), entire view

Unsigned, oil on academy board within black painted molded frame
(Original condition; Frame: 13.25" x 17.5"; view: 9.25"" x 13.5")

SOLD

1210-31




Portrait Of Young Woman
William Mathew Prior (1806-1873)
Oil on artist board
- SOLD


Portrait Of Young Woman
William Mathew Prior (1806-1873), entire view

As depicted, attractive young lady.
The work remains in fine original condition and is mounted within period rosewood grain painted frame. (Frame: 15 x 19.25 inches; view: 9.5 x 13.75 inches.)

216-369 - SOLD




An Attractive Couple
Attributed to William Mathew Prior
Mid-Nineteenth Century - SOLD


An Attractive Couple
Attributed to William Mathew Prior
Mid-Nineteenth Century, entire view

As depicted, an agreeable couple...oil on academy board. Both works remain in fine original condition and are mounted within period mahogany veneer frames.
Dimensions:
Man: Frame: 17 x 21 inches; view: 11.5 x 15.5 inches
Woman: Frame: 17.25 x 21.5 inches; view: 11.5 x 15.75 inches.

467-11 - SOLD




Prior, William Mathew (attributed), Reverse Painted on Glass, Portrait of George Washington - SOLD


Prior, William Mathew (attributed), Reverse Painted on Glass, Portrait of George Washington

After Gilbert Stuart, circa 1855-1865 (Prior, 1806-1873) (Housed in gold painted frame; backboard is new, not examined out of frame;
frame: 23.75" x 27.75": view: 19.75" x 23.75")

SOLD

110-874




Folk Art Portrait, Man Holding a Red Bible,
Attributed to Royal Brewster Smith
Likely Maine, Circa 1830
Oil on canvas - SOLD


Antique Portrait of a Man Holding a Bible, Attributed to Royal Brewster Smith, Circa 1830, close up view

Literature: Painted by Royall B. Smith by Arthur and Sybil Kern, The Clarion, Americas
Folk Art Magazine; pp. 48 to 55.

Where Liberty Dwells: 19th Century Art by the American People, page 39

Exhibited: Where Liberty Dwells: 19th Century Art by the American People, Works of Art
from the Collection of Mr., and Mrs. Peter Tillou, 1976; Albright-Knox Art Gallery,
Buffalo, NY; Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Pennsylvania Academy of
Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica,
New York.

(Very good condition, lined, scattered and minor fill; 30.25 by 25.25”)

SOLD

608-63




Pair of Portraits, Man and Woman, John James Trumbull Arnold (1812 to 1865)
Born, Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Worked in York County
(He is thought to have also worked in Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia.)
Displaying many signatory devices confidently assigned to the artists oeuvre
(Strip lined and sensitively cleaned; 30 by 25”) - SOLD


Antique Pair of Portraits of a Woman and Man, By John James Trumbull Arnold, close up pair view

See American Folk Portraits, Paintings and Drawings from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, pp. 36, 40, and 41. Also, Folk Art’s Many Faces, Portraits in the New York State Historical Association by Paul D’Ambrosio and Charolotte Emans. Gerald Wertkin published a nice entry on page 27 of the Encyclopedia of American Folk Art in association with the American Folk Art Museum.

SOLD

216-604




Portrait, Gentleman, Nathaniel R. Cobb (1798 to 1834)
Merchant, Religious Man, Generous Charitable Benefactor, Philanthropist
Born at Westbrook, Maine, Removed to Plymouth in 1802, Boston in 1814
Probably Boston, 1820's - SOLD


Portrait, Gentleman, Nathaniel R. Cobb (1798 to 1834)
Merchant, Religious Man, Generous Charitable Benefactor, Philanthropist
Born at Westbrook, Maine, Removed to Plymouth in 1802, Boston in 1814
Probably Boston, 1820's, entire view

An early identifying label is affixed to stretcher and remains nearly intact; painting by decent within his family. (Excellent condition, original stretcher; (25 by 30")

1081-4 - SOLD




Portrait from Life attributed to John Johnston
Minister Simeon Howard (1733-1804)
Rev War Activist
Boston
Advocate for Right to Bear Arms (2nd Amendment)
Oil on canvas - SOLD


Portrait from Life attributed to John Johnston
Minister Simeon Howard (1733-1804), entire view

Simeon Howard was minister of the West Church, Boston, (1767-1775) and defines the importance of West Church in the events leading to the American Revolutionary War. Howard left briefly in 1775 for Nova Scotia, with many of his parishioners, to avoid British retaliation, but returned after a year and a half. Of significant importance is A Sermon Preached to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery-Company, in Boston, New-England, June 7th, 1773. Being the Anniversary of Their Election of Officers, by Simeon Howard, A.M. Pastor of the West Church in Boston. The sermon is regarded as a call to arms justifying the right to take up arms against an oppressor, and Howard is generally touted as one of the big 3 (Adams, Howard, and Paine) when is comes to precursors, proponents, and justifications for our Second Amendment. In modern times, Howard is often cited in NRA literature on the right to bear arms. Howard is a significant figure to Boston, and in the founding of our country.
The portrait remains in generally excellent condition on original stretcher; lightly cleaned and stabilized. (Frame: 28.25 x 33.25 inches; view: 24.25 x 29.25 inches)

413-10 - SOLD




Portraits Of A Rhode Island Couple
Attributed William W. Kennedy
Oil On Canvas
Circa-1840's - SOLD


Portraits Of A Rhode Island Couple
Attributed William W. Kennedy
Oil On Canvas
Circa-1840's, entire view

These paintings were purportedly found in southern Rhode Island; based on the consignors receipt...what we can guarantee is that they are without compromise. Stylistically the sitters clothing falls within the period that Kennedy worked at New Bedford, Massachusetts that borders Rhode Island. In the flat style with characteristics common to Kennedy's1 hand...bright eyed, pristine skin-tones and general attitude. The paintings are mounted in appropriate gilt frames of the period that measure 25 by 21-inches.

1There are less than twenty signed examples of Kennedy's portraits extant-approximately 40 others have been found that closely resemble the documented works. Stylistically, Kennedy's crisp, flat likenesses strongly resemble the Prior and Hamblen portraits. His likenesses are distinguished by consistent portrayal of his sitters with steeply sloping shoulders, squared noses, and small, pursed lips. Characteristic of his portrait-painting style is excessive shading around the nose and a single dark line between the lips.

329-5 - SOLD




Portrait, Daniel Doughty Smith Jr., Pastel
Attributed to James Martin
Burlington, New Jersey
Circa 1810 to 1820 - SOLD


Portrait, Daniel Doughty Smith Jr., Pastel
Attributed to James Martin
Burlington, New Jersey
Circa 1810 to 1820, entire view

A pastel portrait of a handsome and agreeable Daniel Doughty Smith Jr., 1783-1820, inscribed on back of original backboard "Daniel Doughty Smith Jr. / Born 4 mo 10th 1783 / Died 7 mo 14th 1820 / Painter Unknown, original frame and backboard, not examined out of frame, no apparent in-painting; some slight mildewing; glass is original; frame has some slight chipping.
James Martin is listed on page 426 of The New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists 1564-1860 as a miniaturist and portraitist who worked in pastel and crayon. He arrived in the United States in 1794, advertising himself as "late of Fleet Street, London". He advertised himself in New Jersey from 1795 and is known to have worked in New York City and New Jersey until 1820. (. (See Sotheby's, sale 6527, Fine Americana, lot 948, January 1994; Also, Keno Auctions, May 2010, lot 414.)
(Frame: 20 by 26.25"; view: 17.5 by 23.5")

935-2 - SOLD




Zedekiah Belknap (1781-1858)
Pair of Folk Portraits,
Lady and Gentleman

Gentleman:
Identified as Isaac Riddle,
Oil on Canvas, Original Condition
The Lady: Oil on Panel, Period Gilt Frame

SOLD


Zedekiah Belknap (1781-1858)
Pair of Folk Portraits,
Lady and Gentleman, entire view

The paintings perfectly display Belknap’s stylistic style as seen within his oeuvre.
(Woman: restoration to chest limited to chest area between upper neck and lace; gentleman displays cracklature; lady, frame: 23.25 x 29.25"; view: 19.5 x 25.5"; man: frame: 23.5 x 29.5"; view: 19.5 x 25.5")

556-69 - SOLD




Portraits, Pair, Folk, Untouched Original Condition Including Frame and Stretcher
John and Caroline Whitman Newcomb
Massachusetts, circa: 1830's
Oil on Canvas - SOLD


Portraits, Pair, Folk, Untouched Original Condition Including Frame and Stretcher
John and Caroline Whitman Newcomb
Massachusetts, circa: 1830's
Oil on Canvas, entire view

John Whitman Newcomb
Born July 24, 1807
Married September 1, 1833
Died April 12, 1867

Caroline Gobbs Newcomb
Born October 10, 1814
Died August 2, 1877
(The original gilt frames measure 33 by 27.75", sight-sizes: 27 by 21.75")

SOLD

925-11




Portrait, Young Man Holding a Pen, Seated in Decorated Windsor Chair, Folk Art
A Powerful, Engaging and Intense Composition
Attributed to Harlan Page (1791 to 1834)
Likely Connecticut, Dated 1821 - SOLD


Portrait, Young Man Holding a Pen, Seated in Decorated Windsor Chair, Folk Art
A Powerful, Engaging and Intense Composition
Attributed to Harlan Page (1791 to 1834), entire view

A related portrait may be viewed at the Florence Griswald museum website; Works from the Hartford Steam Boiler Collection or see Hildegard Cummings article published in Antiques and Fine Art; Portraiture in Early Connecticut
(Lined; scatted in-paint; mounted within period gilt frame; 30 by 34", sight-size: 22.5 by 26.5")

SOLD

570-464




Portrait of Ann Morley by George Romney, 1787
Romney, (1734 to 1802); perhaps the most fashionable society portraitist of his day - SOLD


Antique Portrait of Anne Morley, By George Romney, 1787, close up view

See, George Romney, A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings by Alex Kidson, Volume II, [Ann Morley], page 420, number 922. (Yale University Press, 2015)
Morley (1757-1787) was widow of Captain John Barlow, she became second wife of James Morley in 1787; she and her infant son died in childbirth the same year.

Torn label on top of stretcher reads: "Mrs. M--- / Anne - (born-- / after May 1784 / wife of James Mor-- / Bombay & Sempsh-- / Hants. died Dec.24,1787 / Buried in Winchester Cathedral / Painted in 1787". (c) This may be identified as Mrs. Morley of no.2, Soho Square, listed in Ward, Thomas Humphry and W. Roberts. Romney. London, 1904.

(Outstanding frame may be original; displays minor imperfections; professional restoration available. Very minor restoration to canvas, fill to cracklature. (Frame: 34.25 by 39”, sight-size: 23.5 by 28.5”)

We have other information and provenance, we invite your phone call.

879-44 - SOLD




Portrait, Oil on Canvas, Englishman; Edward Acton, 1651 to 1719, Circa 1700 - SOLD


Antique Oil on Canvas Portrait of an Englishman, Circa 1700, close up view

(Extremely minor 19th century restoration; frame: 32 by 38”, sight-size: 24 by 30”)

997-18 - SOLD




Outstanding Half Length Portrait, Young Woman, White Dress and Red Shawl
Ammi Phillips (1788 to 1865), Circa 1815 to 1820 - SOLD


Antique Half Length Portrait of Young Woman, By Ammi Phillips, Circa 1815 to 1820, close up view

(The portrait is mounted in a period gilt frame; the artist reused an old canvas, on the reverse is found a portrait of gentleman. There are scattered and very tiny areas of fill that are about moot. Frame: 28.75 by 34.75”, sight-size: 23 by 29”)

570-499 - SOLD




Portrait Of Gentleman
Signed by H.C. Pratt (1803-1880)
Maine...circa 1826
Oil on Canvas - SOLD


Portrait Of Gentleman
Signed by H.C. Pratt (1803-1880)
Maine...circa 1826, entire view

Oil on canvas, signed on the reverse, "H. C. Pratt / pinxt / 1826," Henry Cheevers Pratt (1803 - 1880) was an American portrait painter; it is known he was working in Portland, ME during the time this painting was done. The sitter is unknown. Some in-painting and tack-edge reinforced; old patch near the bottom. The portrait remains on original stretcher and appears to be mounted within its original gilt frame that measures 37.5-inches x 32-inches; 29.5-inches x 24-inches view.

448-12 - SOLD




Portraits, 18th Century, Man and Woman,
Signed Samuel Jennings, Pennsylvania
A native of Philadelphia, working there from 1787 to about 1792
Circa 1790, signed on verso, S. Jennings Pinx - SOLD


Antique Pair of 18th Century Portraits, by S. Jennings, close up views

(Although not re- lined the canvas has been re-stretched mounted within new frames; scattered in-painting and restoration; Frame: 23.25 by 27.25"; view: 22.25 by 18.25")

659-127 - SOLD




Portrait, Dorothy Quincy (1747 to 1837), Mrs. John Hancock, Early 19th Century
After John Singleton Copley (The original, circa 1772)
A beautiful portrait rendered in thoughtful pose; hand to face as favored by the artist in several other renderings - SOLD


Portrait, Dorothy Quincy (1747 to 1837), Mrs. John Hancock, Early 19th Century
After John Singleton Copley (The original, circa 1772), entire view

Dorothy Quincy was born in Boston to Judge Edmund Quincy and Elizabeth Wendell Quincy, they were one of Massachusetts leading families; her formative years were lived within the Quincy home at Braintree, Massachusetts. The home was frequently visited by John and Samuel Adams, Dr. Joseph Warren, James Otis, and John Hancock; all friends of her father, an ardent patriot.

While visiting her future husband, John, and his Aunt Lydia in their home at Lexington, Dorothy was present when American Revolutionist Paul Revere arrived to warn Hancock of approaching British soldiers; when the battle between British Regulars and Patriot militiamen began, Dorothy and Aunt Lydia remained in the home witnessing from a bedroom window, the Battle of Lexington and Concord - the first battle of the Revolutionary War. Dorothy documented what she witnessed and wrote detailed descriptions of what she had encountered during the battle.

The original portrait is hung in the Dola Hamilton Stemberg Family Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

(Very good condition; likely the original stretcher, no restoration; modern frame; frame: 25.75 by 30.75"; view: 26.75 by 21.75")

1090-1 - SOLD




Portrait, Sea Captain, American School, Within the Circle of John S. Blunt
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Circa 1830
The captain wears and brown jacket, yellow vest and is shown with his ship in background - SOLD


Antique Portrait of a Sea Captain, Within the Circle of John S. Blunt, Circa 1830, close up view

(Lined and mounted on newish stretcher; Ex Kennedy Gallery; Frame: 30 by 36”, sight-size: 24 by 29.5”)

1123-2 - SOLD




Portraits, Pastel and Crayon on Paper, Pair
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Brick, Original Frames
Port Elizabeth, New Jersey
Circa 1810
Attributed James Martin (Active 1794 to 1798) - SOLD


Portraits, Pastel and Crayon on Paper, Pair
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Brick, Original Frames
Port Elizabeth, New Jersey
Circa 1810, entire view

Martin came to America in 1794; advertised in New Jersey in 1795 as "from New York, late of Fleet Street, London," and worked in New York from 1797 until 1820. (See Sotheby's, lot 948, January 1994; sale 6527, Fine Americana; Also, Keno Auctions, May 2010, lot 414. (Some minor paper loss at extreme edges (lady), otherwise very good; 23.75 by 27.75"; view: 19.25 by 23.25") Accompanying these portraits are a related will, marriage certificate and household inventory.

505-95 - SOLD




Portrait, Woman in White Bonnet Holding Red Book
Attributed to Robert Street (1796 to 1865)
Philadelphia
Oil on Canvas - SOLD


Portrait, Woman in White Bonnet Holding Red Book
Attributed to Robert Street (1796 to 1865)
Philadelphia, entire view

The canvas has been lined and remains on original stretcher with the gilt frame appearing to be original; restoration includes in-painting.
(Dimensions: 31.5 by 36.75" frame, 24.5 by 29.5" sight-size.)

883-2 - SOLD




Portrait, Young Woman, Oil on Panel
Identified as Elsie Ray
Attributed to Belknap
19th Century - SOLD


Portrait, Young Woman, Oil on Panel
Identified as Elsie Ray
Attributed to Belknap
19th Century, entire view

Panel has characteristic gray wash on the back. The portrait is untouched and remains in its original frame. Dimensions: 26 by 32.25" frame, 20 by 26" sight-size.

816-12 - SOLD




Portrait, Native American Warrior Wearing Headdress and Bone Breastplate
Signed, J. Payro 1929 (Unknown to us)
Oil on canvas
A handsome composition in porthole format - SOLD


Portrait, Native American Warrior Wearing Headdress and Bone Breastplate
Signed, J. Payro 1929 (Unknown to us), entire view

(Excellent original condition, the work mounted within modern frame; 29 by 29")

528-5 - SOLD




Portrait of a Man
William P. Codman
Maine
Circa 1815
Oil on Canvas - SOLD


Portrait of a Man
William P. Codman
Maine
Circa 1815, entire view

Portrait of a fashionable young man, wearing a brass buttoned coat with a shawl collar, yellow vest, high collar, white stock, and jeweled stickpin. The portrait is mounted within its original gilt and black painted frame with a sand finish. The painting is signed on the stretcher "Wm. P. Codman pinxt 1815," (William P. Codman is known to have been active in Maine from 1805 through 1819, he apparently moved to Boston in 1820 and was active there until 1831.) Other than some traces of gold paint where someone touched up the frame with the painting in place, the painting is in very good condition with no damage or apparent restoration. (21-inches x 17-inches framed, 17.25-inches x 13-inches view.)

731-9 - SOLD




Portrait of Man in Fancy Painted Chair, Aaron Dean Fletcher
"Taken July 11th, 1835", inscribed "AE 27 yrs" and signed by A.D. Fletcher
Probably Vermont - SOLD


Portrait of Man in Fancy Painted Chair, Aaron Dean Fletcher, entire view

This signed and dated work remains in fine original condition; the canvas is mounted on a new stretcher; frame not original. Ex collection-Hillary Underwood. (26.25 by 26.25")

594-31 - SOLD




Rufus Porter Double Profile Portraits
Husband and Wife, Eglomise & Gilt Matt
Circa 1825 - SOLD


Antique Rufus Porter Double Profile Portraits of Husband and Wife, Circa 1825 entire view

(6” by 9”)

1192-1 - SOLD




James Sanford Ellsworth
Miniature Watercolor Profile Portraits
Samuel C. Parker (1824 to 1906) and
Fannie Herrick Parker (1821 to 1891)
Bozrah, Connecticut - SOLD


Antique Miniature Watercolor Profile Portraits of Samuel and Fannie Parker, by James Sanford Ellsworth, close up view

Painted on embossed valentine envelopes, subjects seated in green upholstered chairs having yellow frames [catalog chair form 3]; he wears a black coat, white shirt and bowtie; she wears a black dress and elaborate white cap featuring a large rosette over her ear. These are within the artists later body of work; subjects identified by previous owner, John Walton, Griswold, Connecticut. Literature: The Paintings of James S. Ellsworth – Itinerant Folk Artist, 1802-1873 by Lucy Mitchel, pp. 69 and 97, figures A149 and A150. (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1974)
(The paper on which the gentleman has been painted was reduced along the top and right margins; not affecting the portrait [top of cloud is missing]; mounted within period molded and paint decorated frame measuring: 7 by 5”, sight-size: 4.5 by 3”)

492-134 - SOLD




Portrait, Feminine Lady
Jane Anthony Davis (1821 to 1855),
J.A. Davis - SOLD


Portrait, Feminine Lady by Jane Anthony Davis (1821 to 1855), J.A. Davis, entire view

(Frame: 5.75 by 6.75", sight-size: 4.25 by 5.25")

216-541 - SOLD




Profile Portrait, Silhouette of Gentleman
Signed D. Davis
19th Century - SOLD


Profile Portrait, Silhouette of Gentleman
Signed D. Davis
19th Century, entire view

Watercolor, pencil and crayon (Frame: 9 by 8.25"; view: 5.5 by 4.25")

191-455 - SOLD




Jacob Maentel, Full Length Profile Portrait of Gentleman
By Jacob Maentel (1763 to 1863)
Active in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties, Pennsylvania
Watercolor on paper - SOLD


Jacob Maentel, Full Length Profile Portrait of Gentleman
By Jacob Maentel (1763 to 1863), entire view

Classic full-length Maentel profile depicting handsome young-man wearing long tail and high boots standing on grassy knoll Other than usual toning and creases, the work remains in excellent condition. (Frame: 8.75 by 12.5"; view: 6.75 by 10.5")

505-67 - SOLD




Portrait of Hartwell Melvin, Miniature
Rufus Porter (1792 to 1884)
Circa 1820
Watercolor, ink, and gouache on paper - SOLD


Portrait of Hartwell Melvin, Miniature
Rufus Porter (1792 to 1884)
Circa 1820, entire view

(Frame: 4.5" by 5.5"; view: 3.2"5 by 4.25".)

274-136 - SOLD




Portrait, Young Woman in White Holding Red Book
William Jennys (1774-1859)
Date/Period: Active 1793-1808 - SOLD


Portrait, Young Woman in White Holding Red Book
William Jennys (1774-1859), entire view

Measurement: 30" x 25"

Material: Oil on canvas, original stretcher

Condition: Very good, miniscule fill

Additional Information: William Jennys (attributed)
Unsigned bust length neoclassical portrait of a dark-haired young woman wearing a cap
and sheer collar posed in an oval with dark spandrels.
The portraitist painted throughout most of New England and New York. William and
his father, Richard, worked together for seven years. In about 1800, Richard
and William Jennys moved to Massachusetts where they painted portraits in the central
and western part of the state.

SOLD

707-96




John Bradley, Portrait of Seated Gentleman Holding Scroll, Signed Lower Right
Unknown Sitter, September 22, 1834
Oil on Canvas, back-mark: Prepared by Edward Deciliux / New York - SOLD


John Bradley, Portrait of Seated Gentleman Holding Scroll, Signed Lower Right, entire view

The subject holds an inscribed scroll which is mostly iledgeable, we can read: Captain Ethelbert / September 22, 1834 / Fifth Company…otherwise iledgeable.
John Bradley was active in the New York City area 1832-1847, works from the 1830s depict residents of Staten Island then known as Richmond Island. Bradley, a portrait and miniature painter is listed in city directories as working in the area which became Houston Street. Most of his paintings including this portrait are signed “I. Bradley” [or John Bradley]. A large tear on the subject’s chest was restored, otherwise very good with only typical and minor touches. The stretcher is original with the frame being vintage. (Frame: 28.75" x 36"; view: 26.25" x 33.5")

SOLD

928-98




Vintage Portrait, African American Gentleman by African American Georgia Artist,
Signed: Spencer Oil on sheet iron - SOLD


Vintage Portrait, African American Gentleman by African American Georgia Artist, Signed: Spencer
Oil on sheet iron, entire view

All we know is that “SPENCER” was likely a nomadic portraitist traveling the Southern United States at the
turn of the twentieth century through the 1920s and 1930s. We sold this portrait of a gentleman some years
ago and are very pleased to present the work. We know of approximately eight extant works, all depicting
African American Subjects; all signed SPRNCER in brick red paint. The extant portraits other than the
gentleman were found in a Georgia estate; we have a copy of the old-time collector’s obituary to lead on a
possible journey of discovery. (Frame: 14.5" x 11"; view: 12" x 9")

SOLD

1192-2




Portraits, Sully, Joseph Howard Cromwell (b. 1786) and Margaret Parish Cromwell (b. 1795)
Attributed to Thomas Sully (1783-1872)
Philadelphia, About 1832 - SOLD


Portraits, Sully, Joseph Howard Cromwell (b. 1786) and Margaret Parish Cromwell (b. 1795)

Relined on linen canvas with wax-resin adhesive; cleaned, filled, retouched; mounted on second stretcher within new frame (1959).
(Frame: 29.5 x 34.5"; view: 24.5 x 29.5")

1212-1 - SOLD




Vintage Portrait, Stunning Black Woman by African American Georgia Artist, Signed: Spencer
The Provocative Image Compels Emotional Participation
Oil on artist board - SOLD


Vintage Portrait, Stunning Black Woman by African American Georgia Artist, Signed: Spencer
The Provocative Image Compels Emotional Participation 
Oil on artist board, sans frame

All we know is that “SPENCER” was likely a nomadic portraitist traveling the Southern United States at the
turn of the twentieth century through the 1920s and 1930s. We sold the portrait of gentleman published
herewith some years ago, also by “SPENCER”. We know of approximately eight extant works, all depicting
African American Subjects; all signed SPRNCER in brick red paint. The extant portraits other than the
gentleman were found in a Georgia estate; we have a copy of the old-time collector’s obituary to lead on a
possible journey of discovery. (Fine original condition; frame: 18" x 14.5"; view: 13.5" x 11")

SOLD

1192-3




Asahel Powers, Folk Portraits on Panel, Daniel Griswold and His Daughter Louisa
Both paintings are oil on panel, each is signed front & back, ages noted
“Painted by Powers & Rice - August 1st 1835 – Daniel Griswold – Tavern Owner W. Springfield”
“Portrait of Louisa Griswold Field / painted in her wedding dress” (later script) - SOLD


Antique Pair of Portraits on Panel, By Ashael Powers, Daniel Griswold and his daughter Louisa, close up view

Exhibited: Asahel Powers-Painter of Vermont Faces, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum 1973

Published: Little, Nina Fletcher, Asahel Powers-Painter of Vermont Faces. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1973. Plates 37 & 38, pp. 38 & 39

Discussed in: Lipman, Jean, Armstrong, Tom, American Folk Painters of Three Centuries. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1980, page 156

Other references available: including town histories and genealogical – for both the Griswold and Field families. Please call for full description, and/or enthusiastic discussion.

(Minor restoration, original frames; Louisa’s frame: 30 by 36”, sight-size: 27 by 33.5; Daniel’s frame: 29.5 by 36”, sight-size: 26.25 by 33”)

424-286 - SOLD




Genre Scene Painting, Showing Drawing to Grandpa, James Clarke Waite (1832-1920)
Waite's work was characterized by great detail and high finish - SOLD


Antique Genre Scene Painting, Showing Drawing to Grandpa, by James Clarke Waite, entire view

Born at Whitehaven, Cumberland, England; his late career found him in Australia
Waite first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1863; after becoming well known in the north of England as a genre painter, he settled in London in 1869-85, exhibiting over the period 25 works at the Royal Academy, and 117 at Sussex Street. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1873.
(Frame: 30 by 26”, sight-size: 24 by 19”)

659-137 - SOLD




Erastus Salisbury Field (1805 to 1900), Pair of Folk Art Portraits, Man and Woman
New England, Circa 1830's
Oil on canvas, likely original gilt frames - SOLD


Erastus Salisbury Field (1805 to 1900), Pair of Folk Art Portraits, Man and Woman
New England, Circa 1830's, entire view

(Canvas laid-down on Masonite, scattered retouch, good condition, will greatly benefit from a cleaning (service available); frame: 34 by 40"; view: 28 by 34")

648-8 - SOLD




Portrait of Gentleman, Signed on Verso
S. Kay Aged 57 Years 1796
W. Murray, Pinx, 1796
Oil on canvas - SOLD


Portrait of Gentleman, Signed on Verso
S. Kay Aged 57 Years 1796
W. Murray, Pinx, 1796, entire view

The work remains on original stretcher and is mounted within modern frame; small puncture at stretcher edge, lower right with all else fine.
(Frame: 19.5 by 17.25"; view: 15 by 12.75")

827-4 - SOLD




Portrait of Graceful Young Woman
Half Length in Green Velvet Wrap
English School in the Circle of Frederick Kerseboom (1632 to 1693)
By Family Legend, Nelly Gwyn, Mistress of Charles II
Circa 1680
Oil on Canvas - SOLD


Portrait of Graceful Young Woman, Half Length in Green Velvet Wrap
English School in the Circle of Frederick Kerseboom (1632 to 1693), entire view

An attractive work depicting an elegant lady wearing competently rendered fine and expensive silk, velvet and lace. Shared based on hearsay is that the subject is thought to be Nelly Gwyn, an actress and a mistress of a friend of Charles II who "gave her" to Charles; Charles II dying words were about three of his mistresses - one of them Nell, "Do not let Nell starve". The canvas was mounted on a second canvas and stretcher during the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century; the most minor in-painting to a few scattered abrasions.
(Dimensions: 24.75 by 29.75".)

107-112 - SOLD




Zedekiah Belknap, Portrait of Lady
Confidently Attributed
Oil on Wood Panel
Early 19th Century - SOLD


Zedekiah Belknap, Portrait of Lady
Confidently Attributed
Oil on Wood Panel
Early 19th Century, entire view

Evident is Belknap's signature style; emblematic traits such as color, detail of costume and hairstyle; the dark outlines, full mouth, sharply outlined eyes and flat ear painted on prepared panel scored with diagonal lines simulating canvas twill. The painting remains in original condition with no visible damage or in-painting. Sitter information, location (NY) and date of 1821 in pencil on verso) (20.75 by 26" unframed)

958-14 - SOLD




Portrait, Beautiful Young Lady, Folk Portrait
Attributed to Asahel Lynde Powers (1813 to 1843)
Late 1830's
Oil on canvas - SOLD


Portrait, Beautiful Young Lady, Folk Portrait
Attributed to Asahel Lynde Powers (1813 to 1843)
Late 1830's, entire view

Powers, born at Springfield, Vermont likely painted this portrait when traveling the northeast, perhaps at New York State. The vibrant subject displays features attributed to Powers such as black dots on fichu, detail of scarf; hand with floral still life and more. The painting remains on original stretcher and is in excellent condition with only two tiny repaired punctures, all else fine. The portrait is mounted within a period, boldly figured curly maple frame.
Dimensions: 29.5 by 34.75" frame, 23.75 by 29" sight-size.

570-220 - SOLD




Portrait, Josephine Connor
Life Size, at age of three months
John Denny Conner (1820 to 1884)
Fulton County, Illinois
1846
Oil on canvas - SOLD


Portrait, Josephine Connor
Life Size, at age of three months
John Denny Conner (1820 to 1884), entire view

Bears a hand written label on verso inscribed: "Portrait of Josephine Conner, Life size, at age of three months. Painted by her father, John Denny Conner, at Bloomington, Ill, in the summer of 1846. Josephine Conner, only child of John D. and Minerva Conner, was born June 25, 1846. Died September 9, 1886. Age 40 yrs, . 2 mos. 15 days. I Minerva Louise Atkins, only daughter of Allan C. and Josephine Atkins, became the possessor of this 'picture' in 1886. I bequeath it to my eldest son, Gordon Wayne Moore, with the instruction to hand it down to the eldest child (boy or girl) from one generation to another. I also wish each recipient to affix their name and age also "Date of Death" of preceding possessor. I - Minerva Louisa Atkins Moore (the present possessor); at Bloomington, Ill, Feb 2nd 1878."
The portrait is lined and remains in excellent condition; mounted within a period stenciled block-corner molded frame. Additional information available. (Frame: 14 by 16"; view: 9.5 by 11.5")

826-47 - SOLD




Portrait of a Man
Oil on Board - SOLD


Portrait of a Man
Oil on Board, entire view

Oil on board bust length portrait of a man wearing a black cravat, wing collar, string for spectacles, in a grain painted frame, some paint loss in lower right corner. (11.75-inches x 16.25-inches framed, 9-inches x 13.5-inches.)

467-12 - SOLD




Portrait of Beautiful Lady in White, Ammi Phillips,
Circa 1820-1822
Eliza DuBois [later Mrs. Peter Van Benschoten Fowler; 1801–1866] - SOLD

Oil on canvas, frame: 31.25 x 37"; view: 23.75 x 29.25" Literature: Magazine Antiques, November 2007, Ammi Phillips’s A Brilliant Formula – Women in White by Joan Brownstein and Bobbi Terkowitz

216-645 - SOLD




Fine Miniature Portrait, Signed – WILLIAMS, 1819
Watercolor on Ivory - SOLD


Fine Miniature Portrait, Signed – WILLIAMS, 1819
Watercolor on Ivory, entire view

Identified on verso as Joseph Ruggles
(Frame: 4.5" x 5.5"; view: 2.5" x 3")

SOLD

210-275




Watercolor, Profile Portrait of Lady Holding Book, Attrib. to Mary A. Fowler Da Lee
Wife of Justus Da Lee
Date/Period: 1830s - SOLD


Watercolor, Profile Portrait of Lady Holding Book, Attrib. to Mary A. Fowler Da Lee Wife of Justus Da Lee, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 5" x 4"; view: 2.5" x 3"

Material: Watercolor, pencil, and gum Arabic; mounted within a period gilt frame.

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: The known portraits by Mary A. Fowler Da Lee, wife of Justus
Da Lee are less developed, less elegant of those of her husband, Richard, or Aaron
Da Lee; her oeuvre displaying fully outlined eyes, chins receding or set back from the
line of the upper face. Mary Da Lee’s profiles of women feature long necks and
elongated torsos; her faces lack the wash of facial color employed by other family
members. The subject wears a tortoise shell comb in her hair, gold earrings and brooch,
and a neck ribbon…she holds a colorful book. There are notes on the verso.

SOLD

210-302




Jacob Maentel, Full Length Portraits of Elizabeth and William Ault
Jacob Maentel (1763 to 1863)
Pennsylvania
Watercolor with pen and ink on paper
Displaying strong color, and even toning, archivally mounted in period frames - SOLD


Jacob Maentel, Full Length Portraits of Elizabeth and William Ault
Jacob Maentel (1763 to 1863), entire view

(Dimensions: Frame: 11 by 9"; view: 9.5 by 7.5")

522-3 - SOLD




Henry Walton, Watercolor Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Ellison, Age 4 years
Central New York Area
Inscribed, Drawn by H. Walton 1836
Watercolor on paper - SOLD


Henry Walton, Watercolor Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Ellison, Age 4 years
Central New York Area
Inscribed, Drawn by H. Walton 1836, entire view

This sensitive rendering, a full-length portrait depicting Master Ellison standing within a garden path; holding a whip in one hand and his cap in the other, is conservation mounted within a period frame which may be original. (View area: 8.75 by 7")

127-8 - SOLD




Pair of Pendant Profile Portraits, Possibly James Sharples, Sr. (1752 to 1811)
Pastel on paper - SOLD


Antique Pair of Pendant Profile Portraits, Pastel on Paper, 18th Century, close up view

A charming pair of oval three-quarter profile busts by Sharples, showing his characteristic subdued color palette and crisp, precise lines despite the delicate nature of the medium. He and his family toured the United States from 1794 to 1801, selling his series of American political figures and taking portrait commissions, as seen here. The works are mounted within gilt frames; not examined out of frames. (Frame: 12” by 10”; View: 8.5” by 6.5”)

659-155 - SOLD





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